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group in okinawa will be ending its truth mission. after 30 years, it will stop buying films from the u.s. about the island world war ii battles involving thousands of civilians. they say they've achieved their goals and they're getting too old. volunteers establish the okinawa historical film society in naha city in 1983. their mission was to show people in and out of japan a true picture of the fighting in okinawa between the former japanese imperial army and u.s. forces. out of 200,000 deaths, about 100,000 were local residents. members used donations to buy and screen the films. they purchased film by the foot. when the film society began, a foot of film could be bought for 100 yen or about a dollar. the group has collected over 110,000 feet of film. the society's leader says the films they collected is a legacy of the okinawan people. >> translator: we hope that the history listens to the battle of okinawa as they carry out the peace movement. >> the films will be donated to the archives where they will be preserved. >>> the tokyo metropolitan government has held a bid to host the
officials say it traveled south over okinawa. they say the launch went at the north koreans had predicted. the first stage fell in to the yellow sea. the nose section fell a short distance beyond that. the second stage dropped in to the pacific ocean east of the philippines. japanese defense officials say they learned of the launch from u.s. missile warning systems around 9:51 japan time. it was confirmed around 10:01 by self defense forces radar which then tracked the rocket. the ministry says it decided not to fire its patriot defense missiles because the rocket was confirmed to pass over okinawa toward the pacific ocean. the officials say there was no possibility of debris falling on japanese territory. south korea's defense ministry says the rocket that north korea launched on wednesday could have reached as far as the u.s. west coast. >> translator: the rocket launched today must be a long-range missile with an estimated range of about 10,000 kilometers. >> kim said the launch was aimed at furthering the development of intercontinental ballistics missiles. the launch had officials sc
. the deployment of the osprey sparked protest in okinawa and elsewhere because of concerns about its safety record. ministry sources say they will consider public opinion and the cost of introducing the planes. japanese peacekeepers in the golan heights have begun to return home as their 16-yir-long mission nears its end. the first group of 33 members of the self-defense forces arrived at narita airport in tokyo on monday. government officials decided earlier this month to recall the peacekeepers earlier than planned. securing their safety had become difficult because of the civil war in syria. defense ministry officials say the remaining 14 members will wrap up their mission by mid-january. >>> japan first sent sdf personnel to the golan heights in 1996 as part of a united nations mission to monitor the cease-fire between syria and israel. members have been transporting supplies and providing logistic support. >>> a truck rammed into a bus in pakistan on sunday. police suspect it was an act of sec say sectarian violence. the bus burst into flames, killing at least 19 people. 25 people were hurt a
in hiroshima bound for okinawa. the pac-3 surface-to-air missiles are capable of shooting down debris should it come near the ground. the interceptors will be placed at several sites in okinawa. defense ministry officials expect the missile's flight path could take it over the islands of okinawa. commanders say they'll deploy aegis cruisers in those waters. they say they would only react if debris from a missile fell over japanese territory. >>> investigators are trying to understand why a highway tunnel near tokyo collapsed. panels on the tunnel's ceiling gave way, trapping people inside. nine people were killed. the accident happened sunday morning along a highway connecting tokyo to other parts of central japan. operators say bolts holding up concrete panels on the ceiling may have been defective. the operators say more than 300 panels suddenly fell. the debris covered a distance of more than 100 meters. the tunnel itself runs almost five kilometers. three vehicles were trapped inside. firefighters say two of them were buried in the rubble. one caught fire. highway officials say the tunne
prefecture, okinawa. japan's self-defense force commanders had deployed personnel and interceptor missiles throught the ar, debris.d not shoot dowany government officials estimate the missile fell into the pacific ocean about 300 kilometers east of the philippines. the south korean ministry of the national defense has confirmed the launch. an official says it took place. the north koreans carried out the previous launch in april from that facility. south koreans, japanese and u.s. officials, among others, urged the north koreans to cancel. it appears they ignored the warnings. now, once again, the south korean ministry of national dense has confied t laun. an official says it took place from the site. the north koreans carried out the previous launch in april from that facility. south korean, japanese and u.s. officials, among others, urged the north koreans to cancel. it appears they ignored the warnings. leaders in pyongyang went ahead with the launch, as we've been reporting, despite repeated requests to cancel it. they said it would, in other words, encourage the korean people. nhk wor
.s. negotiators have struggled over how to relocate an american military base in okinawa. ldp government leaders agreed in 2006 to keep the futenma air station in okinawa. the first dpj prime minister promised in 2009 to move it outside of the prefecture. hatoyama later decided the base should be relocated within the prefecture. the critics say the flip-flop weakened relation with the u.s. and they say the leaders of neighboring countries saw an opportunity to take advantage. >> translator: the dpj ripped apart the japan/u.s. relationship. these problems are a result of their failures in diplomacy over three years. >> reporter: and now japanese face another threat from north korea. on wednesday officials there launched what they called a rocket to put a satellite into space. but political leaders in tokyo, seoul and washington say what they were doing was testing technology for long range ballistic missile. tension, uncertainty, opportunity. just some of the reasons why u.s. leaders are moving forward with what they call a pivot towards the asia-pacific. >> the united states is turning our atten
. the plan is to check china's military growth. the united states also deploy the f-35 in okinawa. the defense ministry will the defense ministry will the defense ministry will adopted f-35s as the next mainstream fighter jet. >>> the u.s. congress will approve funding from the pacific to guam. this is part of realignment of u.s. forces in japan. the house and senate armed services committees held a conference on the national defense authorization act for fiscal 2013. the committees approved a budget of $26 million for the marine's transfer. the bill is likely to be enacted later this week through votes in the house and senate sessions. congress froze funding in the previous fiscal year, citing a lack of progress and relocating the futenma air station in okinawa. japanese and u.s. officials earlier this year agreed to proceed with the transfer separating it from the futenma relocation issue. the u.s. military plans to transfer 9,000 marines to guam, hawaii, australia, and elsewhere. >>> researchers at a thinktank for japan's defense ministry are warning that the chinese navy may s
states agreed on the relocation in 2006. okinawa found more than 500 problems in the first report. the new report assesses noise disturbances over a wider area and takes into account the possibility that u.s. military aircraft could fly off course. the offials say ty will also address the problem of low frequency noise. experts say the defense ministry is expected to apply to the okinawa government to start reclaiming land for the relocation under the new cabinet. >>> times have changed for japanese electronic firms and many have lost the innation that made them successful. one is bucking that trend with home grown products that he is producing and selling single handedly. >> reporter: the glow of a lamp, but with a flick of the finger on a smart phone or tablet computer it emits music. an object knemade of traditiona paper. just the slightest touch is enough to turn on a light. these products are the creation of a designer who runs his company out of his home. for almost 30 years he worked for a major appliance maker but with the recession the company stopped encouraging new idea
assad, an ally of iran. >>> officials in okinawa prefecture have requested the japanese government to scrutinize u.s. osprey flights. they say the military aircraft had over 300 safety violations in the first two months after deployment at the futenma air station. the officials sent their survey result results to the government on tuesday. according to their accounts, violations include 315 flights over schools, hospitals, and densely populated areas. the transport aircraft can function as both a helicopter and airplane. on 74 occasions the aircraft was flying in helicopter mode, which is considered unstable. under the agreement with japan the u.s. military has agreed to follow safety rules and flight restrictions as much as possible. okinawa prefecture is urging the central government to carry out an independent inquiry and request the u.s. military to keep to the agreement. >>> artists have tried since 1945 to make sense of the atomic bombings in japan. one of them, the manga comic artist keiji nakazawa has passed away. nakazawa died of lung cancer at 73. he survived hiroshima hi
chaired a lower house committee in okinawa and the northern territories. a newly created post for akira amari for the council on economic and fiscal policy which was cut by the previous government. we asked people in central tokyo what they expect from the abe administration. >> translator: i hope it will fix the economy and energize japan. >> translator: i want a new cabinet to use tax-free on the tsunami survivors. i really have a high expectation about this. >> translator: i want a new administration to listen to the voices of young people and do something new because nothing really seems to have changed. >> abe takes charge as japan is embroiled in some difficult relations with its neighbors. a former u.s. official hopes the new government will rebuild regional ties and those with the u.s. former deputy secretary of state james steinberg was a leading advocate for the asia pacific region. he welcomed abe's plan to make his the first foreign destination. >> i think there's no substitute for leader to leader discussions. given the delicacy and importance of issues in east asia now. >>
longtime ally fumio kishida as foreign minister. he served as minister in charge of okinawa and the northern territories. analysts say that he chose him for his experience. the new foreign minister will have to deal with the relocation of the futenma air station in okinawa. abe is pressuring the bank of japan again to swiftly join his government and put an end to deflation. he says it's only natural for the government to get involved in shaping monetary policy noting that conventional steps have failed to pull japan out of the drawn-out price downturn. abe made his call with officials of the japan business federation or keidanren on tuesday. >> translator: soon after we form a new cabinet tomorrow, i hope the government can establish a policy accord with the bank of japan to set an inflation target of 2%. the bank should be held accountable to meeting the target. >> last week boj policymakers decided to decide whether to set the 2% target in january. the bank's current goal is 1%. meanwhile the keidanren chairman is stepping up efforts to lift the nation's sagging economy. h
been arrested for trespassing charges in japan. this is happening on the island of okinawa, where the u.s. navy and marine corps is based. they say the 27-year-old corporal was assigned to a camp -- he entered the veranda of an apartment in the city. as we know back in october a u.s. service member was charged for raping a japanese woman in that same area, so since that time there has been a curfew for all u.s. service members in okinawa. clearly if this is true this u.s. marine has broken those stipulations. we will follow this story as well. any new details, we will pass them along. >> thank you. coming up, we are hearing from the victim of a carjacking in >> two man accused of brutally beating a man in southeast d.c. are to be arraigned. the grand judy -- grand jury at arraign them -- they are charged with attacking tc maslin august who now faces severe brain injuries. loudoun county police are investigating a deadly shooting in sterling. a man was found dead at 7:00 thursday night. the victim has not been identified. it appears the shooting was not a random act. if you have any info
transport aircraft deployed in the southern prefecture of okinawa are now ready for full operation. but the aircraft's poor safety record has local citizens concerned. >> we've been flying safely now for two months, and i'm very proud of the marines that have been flying those airplanes. so all 12 airplanes are fully operational. >> lieutenant general salvatore angelella added that the u.s. military is ready to conduct flights at any time under an agreement with japan. the tilt-rotor aircraft arrived at the u.s. marine corps futenma air station in october. u.s. troops sfa s stationed ata have since been conducting training flights there and elsewhere in okinawa. >>> a highway operator in the tokyo area has discovered a potential maintenance problem in one of its road tunnels near haneda airport. inspections by the metropolitan expressway company found one of the large rods used to hold up the tunnel ceiling was broken. the emergency check comes three days after an expressway ceiling collapsed in yamanashi prefecture in tokyo killing nine people. the company said it had not been ch
with that order. >> it will fly southwest of okinawa's island. they're deploying surface to air missiles throughout the region. prime minister yoshihiko noda held a national security meeting with his ministers. he approved the order for the sdf to mobilize their missile defense systems and shoot down any debris. this will be the third such order issued by the government. the last time was in april, when north korean officials launched another rocket. it blew up less than two minutes after liftoff. >>> authorities in japan have given the all-clear to people living along the north eastern coast. they lifted a tsunami warning and advisory issued after a strong earthquake shook the region. analysts say the tremor was likely an aftershock from the march 2011 earthquake. the estimated 7.3 magnitude tremor jolted the country at 5:18 local time triggering tsunami. this is the same part of japan that was hit by last year's quake. immediately after friday's tremor, authorities issued a tsunami warning and advisories for pacific coastal regions. they say a tsunami of one meter came racing ashore in
in accordance our defenses in accordance with that order. >> officials believe it will fly southwest okinawa's main island. they're deploying surface to air missiles throughout the region. prime minister yoshihiko noda held a national security meeting with his ministers. he approved the order for the sdf to mobilize their missile defense systems and shoot down any debris. this will be the third such order issued by the government. the last time was in april, when north korean officials launched another rocket. it blew up less than two minutes after liftoff. >>> authorities in japan have given the all-clear to people living along the northeastern coast. they lifted a tsunami warning and advisories issued after a strong earthquake shook the region. analysts say the tremor was likely an aftershock from the march 2011 earthquake. the estimated 7.3 magnitude tremor jolted the country at 5:18 p.m. local time, triggering tsunami. it struck off the sanriku coast in the tohoku region. this was the same part of japan that was hit by last year's quake. immediately after friday's tremor, authorities iss
in okinawa, and people are in situations where they commit to each other. if things go well, they share the wealth. if they go poory, they share. the women get together, drink sake, talk together, and talk about the village and who the hot guy was back in 1940. they argue like the old friends that they are. the point is, they have that friendship. >> not only if they get sick, somebody will watch for them. psychologically, they know that somebody has their back. that is really important. >> you know, we live in the siloed off world, you're right, not as communal as it was in years past. >> and three years ago, they had more friends, we're now down to about 1.5 friends. we're imploding into our houses, watching a lot of tv, not good tv like this here. but this should be a uniform prescription that doctors give patients, socially interact, we know that volunteers have lower rates of heart disease and lower health care costs. >> i love these, everybody at home is counting their friends, who are these one and a half friends? well, it is a joy to have you on the show, great to have you, mayb
've lived the longest oots. >> sar din ya, italy, okinawa, japan, loma linda, california, the nick coy ya peninsula in costa rica. these are all places where the people not only are living longer than most americans, but their quality of life and overall health is remarkably better as well. here's his latest blue zone recovery. greece. people here are three times more likely to reach their 90s and older people have half the rate of heart diseasdisease. their minds stay sharp as well. america has one quarter the rate of dementia. he wants to capture that formula so you and i can live longer. >> you know, it captures the imagination, dan, for sure. welcome back to the back to th. people always ask about this, they want to know what do other people in other parts of the world know that we don't, how much of this is genes, and how much it lifestyle. >> 20% of how long the average person lives is genes, the other 80% is lifestyle and environment. >> the thing that people always point to in the united states is stress. it's a vague term, means different things to different people. is stress he
in okinawa. >> translator: security environment is getting come olympic indicated so i believe our alliance is really important. >> reporter: noda worked to improve relations with u.s. continued as relation with china deteriorated. his government nationalized the senkaku islands in the east china sea. japan controls the territory. china and taiwan claim it. chinese ships enter japanese waters near the islands and chinese alleged anti-japan demonstrations. noda's key domestic policy issue was fiscal reform. he staked his career on hiking the consumption tax and reforming social security to chip away at japan's rising debt. the opposition liberal democrats and their allies helped him pass a package of bills after he promised to call a general election soon. but then noda added conditions. he wanted to enact legislation allowing the government to issue bonds defined as the current fiscal year's budget and he wanted to reform the electoral system. >> translator: if you agree to this condition i'm ready to dissolve the lower house on november 16th. please give your word to the people. >> reporte
defense force based in okinawa were dispatched in response. but when they arrived the chinese plane had already left japanese airspace. the coast guard photo of the chinese aircraft shows letters on the plane's body indicating it belongs to china's state oceanic administration. the defense ministry says this was the first such intrusion by a chinese aircraft since the self-defense forces began keeping records. the coast guard says the plane was initially spotted around 10:40 a.m. local time. coast guard officials confirmed the intrusion at 11:06 and the plane moved out of sight four minutes later. the coast guard vessel radioed a warning to the aircraft not to enter japanese airspace. the aircraft responded that it was flying over chinese territory. also on thursday, four maritime patrol boats intruded into japanese waters off the senkaku islands. >>> the japanese government has launched a protest with china over the air space intrusion. >> translator: the intrusion is very regrettable. the government has launched a strong protest with china through diplomatic channels. >> chief cabinet
japanese ambassador to the u.s. >> the issue of american military bases in okinawa has strained relations between japan and the u.s. how should the new japanese administration approach relations with the u.s.? >> japan should restore its political stability and economic viability. then japan and the u.s. should solve first existing issues and consolidate partnerships. i think many asia-pacific countries would like to see that. >> you mentioned japan should solve its own problems first, revive the economy would be one of them. how doourng the u.s.-led trans pacific partnership free-trade agreement would play into that. >> i think it is a great opportunity. we should accelerate our consultation, and when we get into negotiations, we should try to make that agreement as favorable to us as possible and it to the other countries as well. >> we should at least start talking? >> yes, i think so. >> as we heard earlier in the report the dispute over the territory in the east china sea drove a wedge between japan and china. what's your take on this, and how do you think the u.s. leaders view this
house committee on okinawa and other terrors to and head of the ldp's foreign affairs division. economic revival minister is akira amari and i will spearhead a new task force on that issue and also responsible for the council on economic and fiscal policy, which is being restored after it was cut by the previous government. >>> shinzo abe is bringing a wealth of experience with him back to the prime minister's office, not just from his career but also from the lessons taught to him by his family. politic it is run in abe's blood. his grandfather was a prime minister. his father severed as foreign minister. abe launched his political career about 20 years ago. voters elected him to the lower house. his father died while running for prime minister. >> translator: i will fulfill my grandfather's wish. >> reporter: he was deputy secretary when he attended a trip to north korea ten years ago n 2006, he became japan's youngest postwar prime minister at age 52. >> translator: i am determined to create a beautiful japan. >> but he stepped down after just one year in office, citing health problem
call okinawa. chinese leader says they have consistently referred to the islands by the chinese name. >> translator: we're not aware of the details of the report. i want to emphasize that the islands have long been chinese territory. we have sufficient historical grounds that china has sovereignty over them. >> japan's chief cabinet secretary says japanese leaders will pay close attention to the matter. on a territorial dispute with another of its neighbors, this time south korea, japan is taking the initiative. japanese officials say the takeshima islands belong to japan but the south koreans control them. members of the new administration say they won't let the issue undermine relations. fumio kishida has conveyed the message to his south korean counterpart, kim sung-hwan by telephone. >> translator: various disputes could occur over specific issues in our relationship as neighbors. but we hope we can overcome these challenges and strengthen our ties. >> prime minister abe is sending former finance minister fukushiro nukaga to seoul next week as a special envoy. nukaga is expected
now call okinawa. chinese leader says they have consistently referred to the islands by the chinese name. >> translator: we're not aware of the details of the report. i want to emphasize that the islands have long been chinese territory. we have sufficient historical grounds that china has sovereignty over them. >> japan's chief cabinet secretary says japanese leaders will pay close attention to the matter. on a territorial dispute with another of its neighbors, this time south korea, japan is taking the initiative. japanese officials say the takeshima islands belong to japan but the south koreans control them. members of the new administration say they won't let the issue undermine relations. fumio kishida has conveyed the message to his south korean counterpart, kim sung-hwan by telephone. >> translator: various disputes could occur over specific issues in our relationship as neighbors. but we hope we can overcome these challenges and strengthen our ties. >> prime minister abe is sending former finance minister fukushiro nukaga to seoul next week as a special envoy. nukaga is expe
of american military bases in okinawa has strained relations between japan and the u.s. how should the new japanese administration approach relations with the u.s.? >> japan should restore its political stability and economic viability and then japan and u.s. should solve first existing issues and consolidate our partnership. i think many asian countries -- asia-pacific countries would like to see that. >> right. and you mention japan should solve its own problems first, revive the economy would be one of them. how do you think the u.s.-led transpacific partnership free trade agreement would play into that? >> i think ttp is a great opportunity. we should accelerate our consultation and when we get into negotiations, i think we should try to make that agreement as favorable to us as possible and to the other countries as well. >> so, we should at least start talking? >> yes, i think so. >> as we heard earlier in the report, the dispute over territory in the east china sea has driven a wedge between japan and china. what's your take on this and how do you think the u.s. leaders view this is
island of okinawa and quickly provoked expressions of anger and outrage from japan and korea, which convened meetings of security officials. the u.s. described it as a provocative act threatening regional security. now, north korea, for their part, quickly said that it was a success, that the satellite is in orbit, unlike a test earlier this year when the rocket burned up on launch. the u.s. experts have conceded that an object is, indeed, in orbit and that even the chinese have expressed regret today, lynn. >> ian williams there live for us in beijing. ian, thanks so much. >>> back here at home, michigan is now the 24th state in america with a right-to-work law. despite protests of angry union supporters, state lawmakers passed the legislation. this means both private and public workers do not have to pay union fees. and republican governor rick snyder quickly signed the bills, calling them "pro worker" and "pro michigan," but opponents say the move weakens organized labor and will mean lower wages. >>> last night on "politics nation," democratic congressman gary peters of michigan
, a similar test failed within minutes after takeoff. this time, the rocket traveled directly over okinawa, before falling 180 miles north of the philippines, according to the north korean government. debris fell in at least three locations. it was detected by a south korean warship on alert. there are also four american warships in the region. the north koreans insist its efforts are part of a space program to place a satellite into orbit. but key allies believe it's an attempt to test a long-range ballistic missile. with further development, such a rocket could carry a nuclear warhead and potentially reach as far as california. analysts do not believe north korea currently has the technology to be a credible threat to the u.s. but today's launch is a step forward if north korea and its new leader. gloria riviera, abc news, seoul. >>> the u.s. is making a major diplomatic move, by officially recognizing syria's main opposition group as the new legitimate representative of the syrian people. president obama announced the move yesterday. it was part of an exclusive interview with abc's barb
floyd f-22 fighters at the u.s. kadena base in okinawa. japan's defense ministry will adopt f-5s as its next mainstay fighter jet. investigators in japan are trying to figure out what caused an expressway tunnel to cave in killing nine people. the team will test bolts that held up concrete ceiling panels inside the structure. transport ministry and expressway officials started the tests tuesday in sasago tunnel in yamanashi prefecture. more than 300 ceiling panels fell earlier this month, crushing three vehicles. the investigators will use a device that pulls down on ceiling bolts that are still intact to determine how much force they can withstand. they'll analyze about 100 bolts and the concrete holding them in place. the media were not allowed to observe the work. officials say they'll collaborate with police to gather more information as they try to figure out the official cause of the collapse. they say the investigation will take several weeks. >>> a u.s. karat has ordered anti-whaling group sea shepherd to stop disrupting japanese research whaling. the u.s. court of appeals in sa
the rocket even passed over the island of okinawa. this is the second launch since north korea's leader kim jong-un took power after his father died nearly a year ago. the u.n. security council is planning to meet tomorrow and the discussion, north korea's controversial launch. our paula hancock is out front tonight in seoul, south korea. what are the officials in seoul saying about what happened? >> reporter: well, we have confirmation from forth korea as far as they are concerned this rocket launch was a success. we had a special broadcast on north korean television just about an hour ago. a very jubilant and excited news reader announced the rocket launch was a success and that the satellite had entered pre-set orbit. north koreans have claimed success in the face of failure in the past. so we have to wait for confirmation. we are waiting on the u.s. and south korean officials working closely to together to see whether or not that satellite is, in fact, in orbit. the south korean response, as you can imagine, is one of condemnation. the blue house which is the korean equivalent of the wh
they believe the missile passed over okinawa, japan. north korea announced at the beginning of the month they intended to launch the missile, but there were reports as recently as this afternoon they had had to dismantle the rocket to make repairs to it. again, tonight it appears north korea has in fact fired the rocket. this is north korea's second rocket launch under its new leader, kim jun un. a similar rocket broke up less than two minutes in flight. officials claim this launch is intended to put a weather satellite into space. but many officials and many in the international community believe north korea may be testing its capability to one day launch a long-range nuclear warhead. this comes at a politically sensitive time. neighboring south carolina is set to hold its presidential election in a due phew days. south korea announced tonight it's calling an emergency meeting of the top security officials. again, it is unclear at this point whether this was a successful rocket launch. but north korea has apparently defied the international community again, testing its second long-range
states. so now we have a rocket, that can launch a satellite, lon long-term. across okinawa to water of the philippines. not a big step from that to go to a long range missile with a nuclear warhead on it. that is clearly where they are heading. a big channel right now for u.n. ambassador susan rice in particular. but also president obama. because the action will be at the u.n. are you going to get tougher sanctions? iran has tougher sanctions on it now than does north korea. to get tougher sanctions you need china on board, not just to get through the security council but china in north korea's biggest trading partner. if you are going to monitor what goes in and out -- >> it provides a lot of food and oil and -- >> everything. yeah. >> president obama came in office famously promising to engage with regime like north korea. when that didn't work, threats of suffer sanctions. what do they do now and will it work? >> we probably all remember the famous statement from a debate in the summer of 2007, the white house is very alarmed as they should be. this is a big surprise. a big threa
is not over, but the situation where like the guy is in okinawa in the coughs, it was over when it started. they never had a chance against her. if the president wants her and i think now he is going to have to nominate her and she will get confirmed and they are going to look back in the processes of trying to tear her down. they are looking bad now. yeah they show no signs of letting up. i don't know if you saw this. >> she's one tough cookie, too. >> yeah. >> i know. >> they are like spit bawling weird stuff. first, she is this, you know, she's got sharp elbows temperament and rick grinnel was on cnn talking -- fox. sorry. he was on fox news talking about how, oh, no, she is too afraid to speak up because she wants to go to dinner parties? which is it? is she like a bull in a china shop or a timid little party girl? >> bill: here is what gets me, the war on susan rice is being led by john mccain and lindsey graham. i mean didn't we have an election in 2008? i mean they were the two, two of the tres amigos? right? they lost. in fact, dan, we got that -- so h
. and the japanese government also told cnn that the rocket passed over the island of okinawa, though no action was taken by them to shoot it down. the news comes as a surprise because north korea announced on monday that it was going to extend the launch window into late december. you can stay with cnn throughout the night for the latest on these two breaking stories. pierce morgan is in washington, d.c., with a special interview. >> welcome to the senate committee on foreign relations. this is where some of the most sense sensitive global issues are discussed. tonight i'm sitting down with three legendary citizens, john mccain senior senator from arizona, presidential candidate and ranking member on the armed services committee, joe lieberman, senior senator from connecticut and was on the ticket with al gore, and lindsey graham, the senior senator from south carolina, a member of the armed services appropriations and budget committees. welcome the you three. the three amigos. as dubbed by general petraeus. >> you forgot to mention he ran for president also and lost and he'll run and lose som
still have marines on okinawa. i think people thought when john wayne died that was the end of that. the japanese are strong enough to defend themselves. yeah, they did terrible things 70 years ago -- >> so the democrats aren't being strong enough in this area. am i hearing that? >> no, but i'm pushing. ed, you're right. leon panetta, when he became secretary of defense, he said we can't hollow out the military the way we did after the cold war. except was the budget director after the cold war. and i think budget krerkt panetta under bill clinton made more sense than secretary of defense panetta. but it's getting better. i co-authored an amendment this past session to freeze defense spending, to reduce what was recommended by the appropriations committee. not enough of a cut. but for the first time in my congressional career a good majority of the house voted to refuse what the appropriators wanted by co-sponsoring -- by the way, it was a tea party republican and 80% of the democrats voted with me. our you're going to see either you make substantial reductions in the military or yo
directly over okinawa, before falling 180 miles north of the philippines according to the japanese government. japanese officials say it took place at 9:49 a.m. and followed the intended path. debris fell in at least three locations. it was detected by a south korean warship on alert. there were also four american warships in the region. four previous tests have fallen far short of expectations. a key issue is how far the rocket travels and whether the second and third stages were successfully separated. the north koreans insisted the efforts are part of a peaceful space program to place a satellite into orbit. but the u.s. and other allies believe it is a disguised attempt to test a long-range ballistic missile, with further developments that a rocket could carry a nuclear warhead. and potentially reach as far as california. a successful launch gives north korea a heightened leverage on the diplomatic stage, and analysts do not believe north korea has the nuclear technology to be a credible threat to the u.s., but today's launch is a step forward for north korea and its new leader
at the material and how does the okinawa kingdom look at these islands and how does japan, that there does seem to be a legitimate historical dispute. i just want to put that marker out there. >> i cannot speak for others. it's private also. i can speak for china -- >> kristof is wrong. >> but for example, as far as i know china's claim is the meantime steve which is from 13th century, some ships coming into, come closer to the island. and sold the island, that's all. -- and saw that i then, that's all. that's our understanding. so this is not, we're discussing based on -- [inaudible] >> i know the message recogniz recognized. .. this important aspect of economic development and political development, county see this playing out? india and japan have engage china on research cooperation, is this serious sorry missed opportunity? >> the dr. jekyll technology parts. >> science, technology, engineering and math are fundamental to the growth of the economy and the united states obviously has work to do, my oldest daughter is doing her doctorate in math. there's a substantial contribution to nationa
. it involved an effort to resolve basing issues on okinawa that don't always get the attention that they deserve here in the congress but have at times absolutely paralyzed the political debate inside japan. ironically, i first began working on these issues as a military planner in 1974, after i left the marine corps and was in law school. our staff has met, and i have been a part of most of these meetings, with more than 70 delegations from japan in our office, organized and conducted by our staff. in korea, we led an effort to bring democratic senators on board to support the critical free trade agreement that is so important to, not only to our bilateral relations but to the signals of the united states in that part of the world. and we began what i believe is something of a pioneering effort to get korea and japan to come together at the table to realize their common security interests. vietnam, i have visited and worked inside vietnam for 18 out of the last 21 years in addition to having served there as a marine. i will say i fought in vietnam because i believed in the imp
coast, and traveled south near the japanese island of okinawa. debris fell into the sea as far away as the philippines. many in the u.s. and elsewhere were taken by surprise. the last time north korea tried to launch was april which ended in an embarrassing failure. to chris lawrence our pentagon correspondent, chris, the u.s. officials do they have any doubts that this is for real? >> reporter: don f they did, those doubts are quickly disappearing. i just got off the phone with a u.s. official who confirmed to me that the on object north korea put into space is still? or bit and the officials are going through final calculations to confirm whether it was indeed a satellite, as north korea claimed. regardless of that, it is confirmed that north korea did successfully go through three stages of this rocket, which is a jump in technology for them. this is the type of rocket that has the range to hit areas in alaska or u.s. bases in hawaii. so there is, you know, some concern over this success by north korea, don. >> so chris, how worried are pentagon officials again about the successf
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